A mysterious American arrives in a quintessentially English village claiming to be on holiday but not all the residents are convinced by the handsome stranger’s story. Behind perfect privets and brightly painted front doors, the lives of Riverside Lane’s residents slowly unravel, until it becomes apparent that the American may not be the only deceiver in their midst.
Tension begins to mount in this quintessentially English community – now revealed to be a labyrinth of deception – and culminates in an unexpected death. The villagers threaten more than his anonymity with their mutterings and meddling and when religious zealot Ivy Midwinter challenges him in the church she learns that Luca Tempesta will stop at nothing to protect his secret.
Set against the cinematic backdrop of a gastronomic village by the Thames, Riverside Lane is a thrilling, vivid page-turner that seeks to understand human behaviour hard-wired for desire, power, love and possession in a traditional society threatened by extraordinary challenges.